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Italy to host Ryder Cup for first time in 2022 at Rome's Marco Simone Club

FILE - This is a Monday, Oct.  4, 2010 file photo of Europe's Edoardo Molinari, left, and Francesco Molinari, brothers from Italy, as they hold the trophy after Europe won the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. The Ryder Cup is headed to Italy for the first time, with the Marco Simone club in Rome chosen Monday to host golf's biggest team event in 2022. Italy beat rival bids from Germany, Spain and Austria to secure hosting rights for the 44th edition of the biennial competition between Europe and the United States. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

FILE - This is a Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 file photo of Europe's Edoardo Molinari, left, and Francesco Molinari, brothers from Italy, as they hold the trophy after Europe won the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. The Ryder Cup is headed to Italy for the first time, with the Marco Simone club in Rome chosen Monday to host golf's biggest team event in 2022. Italy beat rival bids from Germany, Spain and Austria to secure hosting rights for the 44th edition of the biennial competition between Europe and the United States. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)  (The Associated Press)

Italy will host the Ryder Cup for the first time when Rome stages the team event in 2022.

The decision was announced Monday by Ryder Cup Europe, with Italy beating bids from Germany, Spain and Austria.

Golf's biggest team event will take place at the Marco Simone club outside Rome. The Jim Fazio-designed course hosted the 1994 Italian Open.

It will be the third time the event has been staged in continental Europe, after Valderrama in Spain in 1997 and Le Golf National in Paris in 2018.